Extra Aerobatic Planes Founder and CEO Walter Extra announced today the formation of Extra USA based at the DeLand Airport (KDED), in DeLand, Florida. Extra USA’s mission out of the Deland facility will be to provide factory authorized support for spares and maintenance to all North America Extra aircraft owners. Additionally, all new Extra models of aircraft bound for North America will be received at DeLand and checked out by factory authorized staff for delivery. Extra has been building the world’s finest aerobatic aircraft for more than 40 years and the United States is one of the...(read more)
The submission deadline for IAC members to propose changes to the IAC Official Contest Rules for the 2023 contest season was July 1st. These proposals have now been compiled by IAC Rules Chair Barrett Hines. A total of 27 proposals from the membership were received. A PDF with all of the rule proposals is available for download below. Although organized some to assist with their evaluation, these are listed essentially in the order received.
Our thanks to all our members who submitted their ideas to improve IAC rules and our competitions. All members are now invited to review the...(read more)
MT Propeller has requested the FAA issue an Airworthiness Directive (AD) with the goal of locating and updating the small number of propellers that have not yet had MT SB 30 accomplished.
This only affects a very small population of selected MT prop manufactured between late 2013 and 2014. These props may contain lag bolts in the blade roots from a run that did not meet the standards demanded by MT-Propeller.
If your MT Prop s/n is between 13XXXX and 14XXXX, you need to check the SB 30.pdf document to see if your prop s/n is included. See attached below on this page.
Each year, the membership of the International Aerobatic Club nominates outstanding volunteers to be recognized for their contributions to the sport of aerobatics. The award winners are selected by a secret ballot of the IAC Board of Directors.
The award recipients were recognized at the IAC Annual Member Meeting and dinner at 2022 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Please congratulate the following IAC members for their contributions to the aerobatic community.